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Topgallant sail

A sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast.  Synonym: topgallant.

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"Topgallant sail" Quotes from Famous Books

... penetrating every part of the ship, fore and aft, above the roar of the elements and the noise on deck. "Clew up the courses," was the next command; followed by an order to brace round the yards. And the Susan Jane eased a bit, running before the wind with the aid of her main-topmast and topgallant sail, mizzen-staysail and foresail, besides the remnants of her mainsail, that was split into fluttering rags. All the rest of her canvas so recently set being carried away, and floating alongside in a tangled wreck of spars and sails and ropes and rigging, ...
— Picked up at Sea - The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek • J.C. Hutcheson

Words linked to "Topgallant sail" :   canvass, sheet, sail, canvas

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